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New TruStyle salon opens at Truax campus

New TruStyle salon opens at Truax campus

Sedgwick Smith Jr., Managing Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Madison College’s barber-cosmetology program has a new home in the recently renovated space at the Truax Campus in room B1208L. The program’s TruStyle Salon had its grand opening on Valentine’s Day. The new TruStyle salon is 6,381 square feet, which replaces two small salons, including the one...

Too good not to play

Too good not to play

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

When Rachel Slaney graduated from Barneveld High School, she had no plans to play collegiate basketball. As a four-time all-conference and three-time all-state player, she heard from plenty interested schools. She just didn’t respond back. But things changed when former Madison College coach...

Andrews twins from England enjoyed time with WolfPack

Andrews twins from England enjoyed time with WolfPack

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Fans who looked through the Madison College men’s basketball program this year would have noticed two unusual things. First, they’d notice the names Toby Andrews and Jake Andrews and wonder if they were brothers. Then, they’d see that both of them are from Cambridge, England. It’s an hour...

Derek Heffel is moving on to DI baseball

Zach Bailey, Staff Writer

May 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

As a little boy picking up a baseball for the first time, Madison College pitcher Derek Heffel always dreamed of playing in the big leagues. Starting at the age of 14, Heffel began his quest to play at the next level with the goal of playing Division 1 baseball. As a junior at Racine St. Catherine...

Madison College softball team gets 30-win season

Clarion staff report

May 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Madison College softball team may not have won the conference title this year, but WolfPack in the running for the second season in a row. A pair of losses to Rock Valley College during a recent doubleheader left Madison College in second place in the North Central Community College Conference,...

WolfPack baseball team hopes to build momentum for tourney

Clarion staff report

May 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Madison College baseball team has made six-straight NJCAA Division II World Series appearances. With less than a week remaining to the regular season, Madison College has six games to build momentum for a tournament run to keep that streak alive. Madison College is currently 24-20-1 overall...

Coach Vesterdahl pays it foward

Coach Vesterdahl pays it foward

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

When Scot Vesterdahl looks back on his coaching career at Madison College, chances are he thinks more about the impact he has had on the lives of his student-athletes than any wins or losses. “To be a good coach, you have to fill and play many roles,” Vesterdahl said. “Obviously, it’s the...

Colleges strive to support diversity on campus

Mouna Algahaithi, News Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under News

As college students, we understand the importance of incorporating and celebrating diversity on campus. At most colleges, students are invited to attend cultural potlucks, foreign music concerts, or ethnic dance performances at least once during their college experience. The issue we see plaguing colleges...

Public Safety Report April 20th

Public Safety Report April 20th

April 20, 2016


Filed under News

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community. Here are some of the notable incidents from this past month. On March 29, Public Safety contacted a man for tobacco violation near the Truax Gateway. It was discovered that this...

Student senator pleads her case to keep DTEC

Jessica Grimes, Student Senate

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinions

The capital borrowing plan total for 2016-2017 school year is $25.4 million. Yet the Madison College administration claims that the college cannot afford $30 million worth of upgrades for Downtown Education Center that many believe are not entirely necessary. According to assessments done by the...

Parr pitches no-hitter for WolfPack baseball

Parr pitches no-hitter for WolfPack baseball

Clarion Staff Report

April 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

Pitcher Brandon Parr may have provided one of the biggest highlights of what has been an up-and-down season for the Madison College baseball team. Parr pitched a no-hit 6-0 win against Elgin Community College in the first game of a doubleheader at home on April 14. The no-hitter was the first for...

Softball team among conference leaders

Clarion Staff Report

April 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

Madison College is one of three teams at the top of the North Central Community College Conference softball standings. Rock Valley leads the conference with a 12-1 record, while Madison College is in second place at 10-3. At 8-5, the College of DuPage closely trails the WolfPack. An April 19 doubleheader...

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